March, 2014 - CGBI Awarded Planning Grant

CGBI will receive a one-year planning grant of $74,995 from the John Rex Endowment, the agency has announced.The funding will be used to explore prenatal and post-maternity breastfeeding support and care provided for the most vulnerable populations.

Click here for more information and the full announcement from the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

February, 2014 -  Application for Lactation Consulting Program

Please find the application for the Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative posted on the Lactation Consultant Training page of our website. Good Luck!

February, 2014 – Upcoming Webinar BFCC Designation

The Nutrition Services Branch of the North Carolina Division of Public Health is pleased to announce the launch of the Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation initiative.  An informational webinar will be held on Thursday, February 27, from 10 – 11 AM.  Check the NC DPH website at for the link to the webinar.

The Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation recognizes child care facilities that promote, protect and support breastfeeding.  A rating system has been developed that awards child care facilities with a gold-starred building block for every two steps achieved in the Ten Steps to Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care. These Ten Steps were adopted from the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill .

Labbok award - APHAOctober, 2013Miriam Labbok Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from APHA

Congratulations to USBC member representative Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, on receiving the Carl E. Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Public Health Association’s International Health Section. Dr. Labbok is Professor of the Practice of Maternal and Child Health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the School’s Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute. She accepted the award on November 5 at the APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston. The award honors public health visionaries and leaders who have shaped the direction of international health and/or the development of APHA. Dr. Labbok is the first recipient of this award whose career concentration has focused upon breastfeeding and family planning.

Previous News:

August 2013 - World Breastfeeding Week Celebration in Collaboration with NCBC

August 2013 – CGBI is appreciated on the Go NAPP SACC Facebook Page 

February 2013 – CGBI is recognized by CDC for its contribution to improving maternity care practices.

February 2013 – Dr. Labbok comments in The Nation’s Health: “Breastfeeding and maternity care have lifelong implications for the mother and child in terms of later chronic disease.”


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